For your loved one who would prefer to give than receive, we’ve compiled a list of gifts that give back. In addition to already supporting an awesome small business and the diverse people behind it, many of these shops donate a portion of proceeds to organizations that you care about. Here are our top ten picks to #SpendLikeItMatters on a gift for an activist!
Fountain House + Body #SocialEnterprise
This adorable tote was designed by Fountain House Gallery Artist, Mercedes Kelly, in Brooklyn, New York. Not only will the beloved activist in your life sport a cute new tote bag, they’ll feel happy knowing that the proceeds support Fountain House, an organization that supports people living with serious mental illness.
Treasures 4 Humanity #AsianOwned #WomanOwned
This rich moisturizing cream is made with organic beeswax, coconut oil, and avocado oil. It’s great for the winter months when we all get a bit dry and flaky. Plus, the socially conscious person in your life will love that Treasures 4 Humanity donates 10% of net proceeds to the charities listed here.
The Sacred Circle Gift Shop #NativeOwned
This unique card game is full of satire and humor and was made by Native people for Native people. The game was designed with the philosophy that humor makes it easier to talk about difficult issues and topics in Native communities.
AlterNatives Boutique #SocialEnterprise
If the activist in your life also likes to host fun dinner parties, perhaps a new table runner would be the perfect gift! When you buy a gift from AlterNatives Boutique, you’re buying fair trade products that support financial growth for indigenous artisan women in Guatemala.
Helen Rose Skincare #BlackOwned #WomanOwned
These small-batch, handmade skincare products are the perfect gift self care gift for your loved one. A portion of proceeds go to an associated organization called Om Thrive which provides healing yoga to survivors of domestic violence.
Intentionalist Gift Card, $5-$100
14 Participating Diverse Local Businesses (Greater Seattle Area)
Give the gift that keeps on giving (to 14 different local businesses!) Intentionalist Gift Cards are the perfect gift for those who care about the local businesses at the heart of our communities. Also, Intentionalist donates a percentage of gift card proceeds to local non-profit organizations that support small and micro business owners!
If you live in the Seattle area, give the gift of a gift certificate to a local business! You can purchase a gift certificate from over 50 participating businesses by visiting our Gift Certificate Marketplace.
For the activist, we recommend Bellden Cafe. They always have a rotating charity item on the menu and provide staff incentives for volunteering!
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